This museum exhibits materials for northern area people, such as the Ainu, living along the Sea of Okhotsk. You can try the Ainu’s traditional papercutting, or make and play their traditional musical instruments. Furthermore, this building was built as the Hakodate Branch of the Bank of Japan around 1926. You can see its traces in the entrance hall and other halls in the building.
Hakodate City Museum of Northern Peoples
函館市北方民族資料館 / Hakodateshi hoppouminzoku shiryoukan
|Address||21-7 Suehiro-cho, Hakodate|
|Access from Hakodate Station||
8 minutes by tram to the "Suehiro-cho" tram stop
1 minute on foot
|Hours||April - October; 9:00 am - 7:00 pm, November - March; 9:00 am - 5:00 pm|
|Holidays||December 31 - January 3,Also closed on days for changing exhibits and museum maintenance|
To call from abroad to Hakodate
- Dial the international dialing access code and Japan’s country code (81). See Here
- Drop the first 0 and dial everything else. For example, to call the Japanese number 0138-00-0000 from the US, dial 011-81-138-00-0000.